George William McDonald

George William
McDonald
1875
1950

Politician in Manitoba, Canada, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a member of the Manitoba Liberal Party, and Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal-Progressive

Author Quotes

There is no strength in unbelief. Even the unbelief of what is false is no source of might. It is the truth shining from behind that gives the strength to disbelieve

A man is as free as he chooses to make himself, never an atom freer

Whose work is it but your own to open your eyes? But indeed the business of the universe is to make such a fool out of you that you will know yourself for one, and begin to be wise

Seeing is not believing - it is only seeing

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.

It is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another...

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.

Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.

There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing.

The principle part of faith is patience.

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.

It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down.

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

Attitudes are more important than facts.

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.

Instead of a gem or a flower, cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend.

Author Picture
First Name
George William
Last Name
McDonald
Birth Date
1875
Death Date
1950
Bio

Politician in Manitoba, Canada, Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as a member of the Manitoba Liberal Party, and Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal-Progressive